Welcome to the third in the series of how to enjoy more flow in your day to day life. What does this mean? When you are in your flow, you are motivated, energised, you are productive and everything seems easy to you. The key to enjoying this is to play to your strengths as much as you possibly can.
One way of understanding your strengths is to have a profile done. Talent Dynamics is one of several that I use and it has four main types. Today we will look at the third type – what is called The Tempo. But it isn’t the name that’s important, it’s the characteristics.
Of course at work it is rarely possible to have a job which only plays to your strengths. In reality, most people find that there are parts of their job that fits you so perfectly. It is far more likely that there are elements of your job that you dread, that may take a lot of mental energy and that take you longer to do than you think it should. But by doing a job which plays mostly to your strengths, and managing your time so your day is not affected too much by the other tasks, you will notice your productivity increases.
So, let’s look at these strengths for the Tempo: you are likely to be great with systems that are proven to work well. Also good with analysis and detail you are likely to prefer working at a steady pace than being rushed into something which is not clear. Implementation is probably something you are good at which means you would be a great support to the ideas person. You love to have a sense of connection so working with people is likely to be important to you, as is a sense of harmony in teams. You will probably be good at knowing how people are in the team and will want to make sure everyone is happy. A negative environment might affect you more than the other profiles.
Because you are good with detail and dealing with the here and now, it is likely that you will not be so comfortable working conceptually.
It is worth reinforcing that just because something isn’t a strength, doesn’t mean you can’t do it. What it does mean is that it will take a lot more focus and energy for you. A useful tip is to set a time of day for those things when you have extra energy and focus. It won’t seem so difficult. It is also useful to limit the amount of time you spend on them and sandwich them in between jobs you find more enjoyable. This keeps your energy levels high.
There is just one more profile to go in this series. If you would like to understand your strengths better, why not call for an assessment? I can be reached on 0845 130 0854.
© Tricia Woolfrey 2015